Rough Trade Murders

  • cityguy39

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    Mar 21, 2007 12:34 PM GMT
    Hey guys, I was just wondering how many of you have unsloved murders of men found stabbed to death and robbed in their homes. We have several unsloved ones here in Chicago. A 19 year old was just found by his room mate last week. The senario seems to have the same story. A guy makes the unfortunate choice to take someone home or have some one over and you know the rest. These murders never seem to be a priority for the police. I was curious about what was going on in other cities. Let me know your thoughts.
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    Mar 23, 2007 5:55 PM GMT
    This is a very thought provoking thread; however it may be too heavy for some to face. I think that there is more of this going on than what we know. In addition to the murders I think that there are many robberies, rapes etc... that go unreported because of the stigma attached to being gay and having random sex with guys you may have met in a park or a chat room. Definitely an issues that is specific to gay men. In a recent Chicago News broadcast they reported that a woman was murdered by her domestic partner and then stuffed in the trunk of her car. Gay, Lesbian, or straight we have the same issues. The difference is that when crimes like this are reported publicly it forces people that conscientiously may never come into contact with gay people to at least acknowledge us as people and part of their society.
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    Mar 23, 2007 7:52 PM GMT
    There was actually a serial rapest out here in Houston a couple months back. This teenage guy was raping and robbing guys. They eventually caught him. When they showed him on TV he had this sinister smirk on his face. I'm sure he's enjoying prison life now, it's no fun being someone's b*tch.
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    Jun 06, 2007 2:56 PM GMT
    I worked in the ER of a hospital in New Mexico years ago. Over a week they brought in some very interesting victims. One had been duct tapped in an arcade booth in a book store and his bowels pulled out of him. Two days later they brought in a guy again duct tapped in an arcade booth and his whole skin from his neck up was peeled off, like in Silence of the Lambs but way before the movie came out.

    There was one other I heard of but wasn't present when the body came in. These were all gay men. Not a word made the paper, I'm guessing for the investigation. never heard a word what happened, that was 20 years ago
  • cityguy39

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    Jun 09, 2007 12:25 AM GMT
    WOW, that just makes you wonder about the murders and such we don't hear about. The guy that did that to those guys is probablly still out there!
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    Jun 09, 2007 1:46 AM GMT
    All i have to say is give the police a break. If you never report it them that is your foult for never finding justice. Also no mater what you think, the police station looks nothing like it does on CSI. No station has all the stuff they do half of it is skining the truth on what they do. Like DNA takes a long time not five secend like they would make you think it does. So do not go thinking ever place is like CSI becouse it is not. Most of the time the CSI does nothing(the person/s not show). Most of all they are overworked as it is. You try working thier hours and then getting yelled at for not working hard by people who watch CSI then bitch.
  • cityguy39

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    Jun 09, 2007 2:20 PM GMT
    I think alot of people really think that forensic investigators can actually question and pursue suspects like they do on the shows. They can't and don't have the authority to do so in real life.
    But getting back to the post, gay murders have never been a priority for the police, I think they only become so when them news media puts pressure on them. Then that only last for a little while. I'm sure every major city represented here on this site has a string of unsolved gay murders, we have atleast 3 here in chicago, and those are the ones I know about.
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    Jun 10, 2007 6:40 PM GMT
    Just to defend again. Most of the time the cops do not know if the person is GLTB at the time so you can not say discrimination. Also if you look at all the murders some are left unsolved but most are not. Saying a minority is discrininated is bull. Sorry to say but if it is anyone it is africa-americans. Some are just overlooked as gang fights. If you look at all the murders GLTB are being solved. Almost all of the time the media puts huge amounts of presser from the beginning too. So do not start a war from a few unsolved ones.